Patagonia and other adventure travel destinations

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5 of the rarest Argentina animals

5 minutos

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Argentina. Whether you’re a Malbec-mad wine lover or a city slicker, there’s something to see. The landforms of Argentina are some of the world’s most breathtaking and aren’t to be missed. Perhaps the best reason of all to visit this part of South America, however, is its […]

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The island spice recipe you need to know

island spice
5 minutos

For many of us, the idea of an island vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime affair. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, which explains why so many honeymooners head for the islands. Visiting the Caribbean is not something you can do every day, but we’ve got something almost as good. It’s sure to add a little […]

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The largest South American rodent you’ve never heard of

south american rodent
5 minutos

When it comes to planning a South American vacation, there’s a lot to consider. Factors like climate, time of year and the availability of activities all play a part. So, too, does the likelihood of seeing certain animals. The rivers and rainforests of South America offer adventurers the chance to come face to face with […]

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Where To Go Birdwatching in Chile And Species to Spot

birdwatching chile
11 minutos

With 493 species of birds, including 12 endemic to the country and 35 species that are globally threatened, Chile is an exciting place for birders. And with tour agencies running trips for those keen to go birdwatching in Chile, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of even the country’s rarest species. Here’s […]

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What Do Guanacos Eat and 5 Other Facts About This Wild Camelid

what do guanacos eat
8 minutos

A wild camelid native to South America, the guanaco is a common sight on trips to the altiplano of Bolivia, Chile and Peru as well as the grasslands of Patagonia. But what do guanacos eat and how do they live in conditions so extreme that few other species can survive?

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Where Should I Go Whale Watching in Patagonia?

whale watching patagonia
5 minutos

When it comes to whale watching, Patagonia has it all. Wannabe whale watchers have numerous options from which to choose. Popular areas include Corcovado Gulf and Francisco Coloane Marine Park, both of which are in Chilean waters. Ask anybody in the know, however, and they’ll invariably recommend one place above all others – the Valdes Peninsula.

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Where to Go Birding in Patagonia and Species to Look Out For

birding Patagonia
10 minutos

Nestled into the windswept steppe, evergreen forests of lenga, ñirre and coihue and coasts of Patagonia are over 360 different species of birds, 40 of which are endemic to the area. It’s therefore inevitable that birding in Patagonia has become a real attraction for holidaymakers from around the world, with visitors hoping to catch a […]

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Visiting the Stunning Black Turtle Cove

5 minutos

Anyone planning to visit the Galapagos Islands should seriously consider an excursion to the stunning Black Turtle Cove. Located along the northern shoreline of Santa Cruz Island, the cove is a haven for a plethora of rare marine life and birds, making it a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. Our guide will tell you everything you […]

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Drosera Uniflora and Carnivorous Plants From Around the Globe

drosera uniflora
8 minutos

Having adapted to thrive in soils lacking in essential minerals such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, carnivorous plants instead obtain these nutrients by catching and digesting insects and other prey. Species such as drosera uniflora, a carnivorous plant native to Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, use a variety of special adaptations to overcome the mineral […]

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Acaena Magellanica and Other Sub-Antarctic Species

acaena magellanica
8 minutos

How plants survive some of the most inhospitable climates on the planet has long been of great interest to scientists. Species such as acaena magellanica, otherwise known as buzzy burr, manage to exist – against the odds – in harsh, challenging conditions on the sub-Antarctic islands. Buzzy Burr (acaena magellanica) This perennial species, referred to as […]

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